Secret Fire
In J. R. R. Tolkien's mythology, the Secret Fire and Flame Imperishable are references to the life-giving and reality-bestowing power imparted to the world, Eä, by Ilúvatar.In an early draft of the "M...
Gift of Men
In J. R. R. Tolkien's stories set in Middle-earth, the Gift of Men is a gift of the deity Ilúvatar to his Younger Children, which remains a source of some confusion for Tolkien enthusiasts. The concep...
Fëa and hröa
In J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, fëa and hröa are words for "soul" (or "spirit") and "body". The plural form of fëa is fëar (pronounced [ˈfɛ.ar]) and the plural form of hröa is hröar (pronounced [ˈ...
Eru Ilúvatar
Eru Ilúvatar is the supreme being and creator deity of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. He is introduced in The Silmarillion as the creator of all existence. In Tolkien's invented Elvish lan...
Annals of Aman
The Annals of Aman is a text written by J. R. R. Tolkien that serves as a chronology of fictional events taking place in his invented world of Middle-earth. This text is reproduced in Morgoth's Ring, ...
Morgoth's Ring
Morgoth's Ring is the tenth volume of Christopher Tolkien's 12-volume series The History of Middle-earth in which he analyses the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. This volume, a...
Dagor Dagorath
The Dagor Dagorath (Sindarin for Battle of Battles) is a fictional battle described in the legendarium of J. R. R. Tolkien. As Tolkien's works were conceived as a fictional "forgotten history" of the ...
Ainulindalë
"Ainulindalë" ([ˌɑi̯nuˈlindɑlɛ]; "Music of the Ainur") is the first story in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy collection, The Silmarillion. In Tolkien's legendarium, the Ainur compose the great music before...